Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Blog- Boise

Weight Loss In Your 50's

Posted by Susan Kerr on Mar 9, 2017 12:48:06 PM
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Doesn't seem like their is a new weight lossdrug being advertisied every day? Oh I wish it were that easy!  I know I have been tempted by a few of these myself....but...the naked truth is....These are all bogus....there is a new one of these each week....and they have a different product to sell.  
 
Best weight loss advice I can give anyone in their 50's: 
 
1.  Get your hormones checked.  If thyroid is out of whack, that can keep weight around the middle.  Bio identical hormones can be a god send for women in their 50s.  
 
2.   Exercise:  A combination of aerobic exercise and weight training is best.  In our 50s....weight training is even more important because we lose muscle and muscle burns fat.  Spend more time on weights. Vary your exercise program so your body doesn't get used to the same old thing.  
 
3.  Eating:  There is no way around this.....we have to eat better and choose what we eat more carefully.  Portion control is a must.  I find that a smaller plate is key.  Eat 1/2 of what you would like to eat.  Watch sugars and fats, but don't deny ourselves of good fat.  At this age, we are often free from children and money troubles so we are free to eat out more...which is terrible for our midsection.  Take half of your order home to eat the next day.  
 
4.  Take vitamins and minerals so your body gets the nutrition that it needs and we don't have as many cravings.  
 
5.  Water:  Drink more of it.  Carry a bottle with you.  Drink a full glass 15-20 minutes before each meal.  When you think you are hungry....drink first.  
 
If you still hit a plataue and can't seem to get rid of that little extra around the waist, hips, thighs or really anywhere on the body - or would like additional contouring - we invite you to come meet with the experts at Silk Touch to discuss our state-of-the-art body contouring procedures - including liposuction, non-invasive fat removal treatments and skin tightening treatments
 
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Topics: liposuction, Weight Loss

Why can't I lose those last few pounds?

Posted by Sara Barrett on Oct 11, 2016 9:30:00 PM

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FACT: Many people's bodies reach homeostasis at 10 or 15 pounds above the "fashionable" weight dictated by society. They're genetically programmed that way.

Hard-Wired to be Different

Their metabolisms, hormones and dozens of other balancing mechanisms in their bodies are hard-wired for a different look than the one they are trying to achieve. They might be pear-shaped, hourglass-shaped or just generally misshaped.

Liposuction Can Help

"Most of the patients who come to my consultation room to discuss liposuction are at exactly this stage of exasperation. They've tried every diet on the planet. They exercise a few times a week, they are conscientious and really trying hard to keep the weight off.. But, they are fighting a losing battle," say Dr. Brian Kerr of Silk Touch Med Spa.

They want an answer. Liposuction using Smartlipo & Vaser/PAL is often the answer they've been waiting for.

Improved Contours

After their treatment, their contours are improved, misplaced fat cells have been permanently removed, and they no longer face a daily struggle against the inevitable.

These patients continue to watch what they eat and exercise regularly. Liposuction isn't a reprieve from self-discipline.

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Lipo Pushes the Re-Start Button


It presses the "re-start" button on your body so you continue life on a doable maintenance program - not an uphill sprint against reality. It’s much easier to maintain your weight than it is to lose weight. Liposuction can help you get to the maintenance point without years of work and frustration.

Are you ready to start your transformation?

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Topics: smartlipo, Weight Loss

Coolsculpting vs. SculpSure - Patient Testimonial

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jun 27, 2016 12:34:03 PM

One of the most frequent questions we get asked about our new Sculpsure Fat Removal treatment is "Is SculpSure any different than Coolsculpting?"  The answer - yes and no.  Sculpsure and Coolsculpting are similar as they are both non-surgical alternative for fat reduction. But other than that they are completely different. As opposed to CoolScupting® that utilizes freezing technology, SculpSure™ treatments uses heat. Plus, unlike CoolScupting® the heat from the Sculpsure treatments encourage collagen production in your treated areas - which promotes tissue growth. 

But one of the biggest difference in the SculpSure treatment is the actual treatment experience. Sculpsure is more comfortable, and takes less time. Watch as a Sculpsure patient in LA share's her experience with Sculpsure after also having Coolsculpting in the past. 

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Topics: Weight Loss, SculpSure

SculpSure vs CoolSculpting. Which one is best?

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jan 18, 2016 12:18:25 PM

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CoolSculpting® vs SculpSure™

#1 MED SPA, LASER AND LIPO CENTER IN BOISE, IDAHO

If you've made the decision that you want to be free from excess fat, you may be wondering which treatment is the best option. At Silk Touch Med Spa Dr. Brian Kerr offers a variety of fat removal procedures, each with its own benefits depending upon the patient. 

If you're interested in non-surgical fat loss options, you may be wondering which would be better for you: SculpSure™ or CoolSculpting®.

We are  proud to now offer SculpSure™ treatments and can help to explain why SculpSure™ may be a more effective procedure than CoolSculpting®. 

What is SculpSure™?

As opposed to CoolScupting® that utilizes cooling technology, SculpSure™ treatments uses heat. Treatments are delivered by a laser system that heats your fat cells. The laser heat and emulsifies the fat cells, essentially melting them. Once the fat cells are melted, they are naturally vacated by your body. Plus, unlike CoolScupting® the heat from the Sculpsure treatments encourage collagen production in your treated areas - which promotes tissue growth. This means that not only will your treated area be thinner - the skin will look more youthful, too!

Here are some other facts and benefits about SculpSure™:

  • Up to 4 areas can be treated at the same time
  • Treatments take 25 minutes, rather than 1 hour like CoolSculpting®
  • SculpSure™ requires one treatment
  • Non-invasive
  • No anesthesia
  • FDA-approved

What is CoolSculpting®?

During a CoolSculpting® procedure, a practitioner would utilize a device that would freeze your targeted fat cells. The frozen fat cells eventually die and are naturally removed by your body. The treatments while non-invasive have been reported by some patients as rather painful. Here are some other facts about CoolSculpting®: 

  • Only one area can be targeted per treatment
  • Treatments take about one hour
  • Most treated areas need 2-4 treatments in order to maximize results
  • Non-invasive
  • No anesthesia
  • FDA-approved

Why We Offer SculpSure™ Over CoolSculpting®

At Silk Touch Med Spa of Boise, we do not offer treatments with CoolSculpting®. We want to provide the best-available products and technology to our patients, while saving you money, time, and maximizing your results. Because SculpSure™ requires only one treatment per area and requires half the time as CoolSculpting®, it saves our patients time and makes their fat loss more efficient. 

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Topics: liposuction, Weight Loss, SculpSure

Is it Harder for Older Moms To Get Their Pre-Baby Body Back?

Posted by Sara Barrett on Dec 30, 2015 3:38:47 PM

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Why Older Moms Have A Harder Time Getting Their Pre-Baby Body Back and How To Combat This.

It’s no secret that as we age, it becomes more difficult to maintain our dream body. Add a pregnancy on top of aging, and it can feel like it’s nearly impossible to get your pre-baby body back. This got me wondering, why is it harder for older woman to regain their body post-pregnancy?

As discussed in a recent article on NewBeauty.com, the main thing for older patients is that the elasticity of the tissues is not as good. Because of this, the skin on the breasts and abdomen that has stretched may not snap back asynchronous as it would in a younger patient. This makes sense considering the loss of skin elasticity is what causes wrinkles and sagging skin. But elasticity isn’t the only culprit. Another effect of later pregnancies is that our metabolisms are a bit slower and muscle mass a bit less so dropping the baby weight is much tougher to accomplish.

Most people agree that “having good genes” is the best way to bounce back. But don’t lose hope, there are several ways you can give your post-baby body a fighting chance.

Apart from genetics, the next best thing is to be in the best shape you can be before your pregnancy. The more energetic, fit and vital a woman is before pregnancy, the faster she will recover and regain all that she can of her pre-pregnancy body.  After you have the okay from your doctor to start working out again after giving birth, the key is to be consistent with your workouts. Workouts that will help your body bounce back quicker include core strength, cardiovascular training and overall full body strength training.

As for your skin, try to limit the amount of time you spend in the sun because it breaks down elasticity. Additionally, practicing good skin care on your body and face can boost your elasticity.

However, even with proper exercise and healthy eating habits, it’s still pretty tough to get your body back to where you want it to be. And usually the last thing you want to after a pregnancy is to go through anything invasive and surgical. That’s where non-surgical post-pregnancy procedures like Venus Freeze Skin TighteningAffirm for stretch-mark reduction, and Acne/Skin Treatments, come in handy. (Special Alert: Try Venus Freeze For Just $99!!)

Each of these treatments are non-invasive, and get you back to your pre-baby body in no time, with ZERO downtime! Want to learn more about these procedures? Ask us a question or Schedule A Free Consultation.

What's your post-pregnancy experience? Would you have a mommy makeover?

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Topics: skin tightening, Weight Loss, post-pregnancy

4 Ways To Get A Better Looking Stomach

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jan 23, 2014 11:32:00 AM


If you look at any magazine stand, you will see covers blasting claims such as “Flat Stomach in Just 2 Weeks!” and “Get A Perfect Body in 5 Easy Steps”

For those of us who have eagerly read those articles, usually by the end we are filled with disappointment. Most of these articles seem targeted towards people who already have what we would consider great stomachs, and are simply looking to tone or flatten the stomach – which is why the magazines can make the impossible claim of getting your dream body in less than 2 weeks. But for the rest of us, who actually have a stomach we want to lose, we know these cult diets and exercise tricks are just not going to cut it.

Here are 4 actual ways to improve the appearance of your stomach – whether your problem is extra weight, loose skin post-pregnancy, stretch marks, or you simply just want it to look better.

 1. Smartlipo

The #1 option for those looking for a more contoured, smaller waist and abdomen is Smartlipo & Vaser. While this option isn’t for everybody, it is the most effective and quickest way to get the body you want. This option is especially great for those people who have tried dieting and exercising and have seen little results. If you aren’t seeing the results you deserve, Smartlipo can be a great way to get you to your goal and help you stay there.

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2. Tightening – Venus Freeze

Sometimes weight isn’t the problem we have with our stomach. It’s loose or lax skin. This problem is especially prevalent after pregnancy. Don’t waste your time on creams or lotions that claim to tighten skin, reduce cellulite and lessen stretch marks –they don’t work!

Luckily, there is something that does work, and BOY DOES IT WORK! Venus Freeze skin tightening is a quick, comfortable, in-office treatment that uses radio frequency to tighten the skin. It is quickly becoming the most requested treatment at our practice, and recently won an award from American Healthy and Beauty as the #1 Treatment in 2013.

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3. Spray Tanning

    A really great way to improve the appearance of your stomach is by tanning. A great spray tan can take POUNDS off of your appearance. It also makes your legs, arms and neck appear longer and thinner, as well as it hides everyones worst and most hated enemy—stretch marks. 

    Did you know that we offer spray tanning at Silk Touch? It’s extremely affordable compared to other places, and our staff is extremely trained – which means a flawless tan for almost half the price.

    4. At Home

    Of course there are things you can do at home to help shape up your tummy. Even those who go the Smartlipo route need a solid routine at home to help maintain their results post-treatment. We asked a few of our staff members who are also big fitness-buffs (several have even competed in fitness competitions) what they do at home to keep their stomachs in tip-top shape.

    They shared this awesome infographic that they swear the follow everyday. Try adding these workouts to your routine for a better stomach. Also, don’t forget to drink plenty of water! Often times we bloat because our bodies are dehydrated and therefore are retaining more water because they are in “survival mode."

     

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    Topics: smartlipo, skin tightening, Weight Loss

    Win your battle with 'back boobs' with Bra Fat Removal

    Posted by Susan Kerr on Aug 12, 2013 11:35:00 AM

    There you are standing in your closet getting ready to liberate your winter clothes from their seasonal resting place - scarves, sweaters, and skinny jeans… oh my! You look forward to donning your form-fitting little black dress that is always a hit at holiday parties. Jubilantly, you discard you’re summer tank-top in a pile on the floor in favor of your hot momma eye-catching dress. You turn to admire yourself in the mirror, but instead of the gleeful greeting of a silhouette, you gasp, “back boobs!”

    Where smooth lines once were, you find layers of fat protruding from under your bra line. The back bra-roll consists of the area just under your shoulder blade and down toward your hip area. It can also be above the shoulder blade and extend into your armpit – and yours are extending in full force! You can’t face the holiday party season like this! What to do?

    Dr. Brian Kerr can improve the way you look both in and out of your favorite winter frocks and dramatically reduce the unsightly “bra bulges.”

    The latest laser liposuction techniques such as Smartlipo or Ultrasound technology like VASER liposuction can remove your bra bulge fat in a matter of minutes, zapping your winter ‘back boob-blues,’ leaving you feeling and looking fabulous!

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    Dr. Kerr uses awake anesthesia that helps to keep the patient comfortable and ensures minimal bruising while he removes fat from the bra area. The procedure generally takes an hour or two, with clients walking out of Silk Touch Med Spa of Boise in just a few short minutes after the procedure. 

    Results usually take just a couple of weeks, but swelling and recovery varies by individual, with most clients reaching desired results within a month with improvement up to one year. A smoother, flatter bra line can create a shapelier, feminine figure, ensuring your little black dress is what leaves people talking, not your bra bulge.  

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    Topics: smartlipo, Weight Loss

    How to Get Rid of Love Handles

    Posted by Sara Barrett on Mar 8, 2013 11:37:00 AM

     

    I WANT TO GET RID OF MY LOVE HANDLES!!

    Love handles: the undesirable fat bulging over the sides of countless waistlines. Love handles remain a highly targeted area when it comes to fat reduction. For many people, these areas of excess fat are anything but loved.

    Located around a person's midsection, love handles, or the bulges of fat at the side of waist, cover the oblique muscles and make the midsection appear larger. Generally, love handles increase in size as we get older. As our food intake increases and activity decreases, excess fat makes love handles a permanent home. Also, individuals with higher body fat percentages typically have more pronounced love handles than individuals with lower fat percentages.

    In order to shrink your love handles, you'd need to reduce your body fat percentage. To do this, consume fewer calories through a healthy diet and increase cardio and resistance training. Building energy with nutrition, burning fat and building muscle are the only surefire ways to significantly decrease the waistline bulge. Diet and excercise is one of the best (and most cost effective) tools for getting rid of love handles But sadly, the exercise approach is not always effective for everybody – as it takes special targeted area work outs to start to tone this area. 

    So what can you do to get rid of them when diet and exercise don’t seem to do the trick?

    In the past, traditional liposuction used to be the only option. But not everyone is a candidate for this invasive surgery and most people tend to want quick results with little downtime. At Silk Touch, we now have a treatment that work wonders on eliminating love handles.

    Non-invasive Liposculpture with Smartlipo & Vaser Lipo

    Sometimes a combination of Smartlipo and Vaser Lipo is the best treatment plan for those looking to lose not only love handles, but other areas of fat on the abdomen, back, etc.  Liposculpture can usually be done in 1 session, and is most cost effective if you are looking to sculpt several areas of the body or you want to lose a substainal amount of weight at once.

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    If you want more information on VASER or Liposculpture, or have questions on which procedure would most benefit you, we welcome you to come visit us for a FREE consultation with our patient care coordinator, Donna. She is more than willing to answer any questions and come up with the best treatment plan that is right for you, and right for your budget.

     

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    Topics: smartlipo, Weight Loss

    Silk Touch Med Spa Answers: How Can I Lose Weight Quickly?

    Posted by Shannon Morgan on Apr 27, 2012 9:36:00 AM

     

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    A lot of clients come into our office, desperate to lose weight or inches quickly. Often their question is, “Can you fix me now? I am desperate!”

    They come in desperation for various reasons: some want to look good for a High School reunion, a wedding or a planned cruise or big event. Some clients have more serious reasons: - they are at risk of losing their job.

    We do many liposuctions a week using SmartLipo and Vaser Technologies and it is amazing to see the transformation. But – liposuction isn’t for everyone.

    For the past two years we have been recommending the Take Shape For Life program. I am confident that patients who adhere to the program will lose weight quickly and safely. At Silk Touch Med Spa we use the program in various ways.

    • Pre-liposuction to get a patient to the desired weight (generally a BMI of 30 or less)

    • Post- liposuction to keep the weight off.

    • As an alternative to liposuction.

    The successes of our clients have been simply amazing. More importantly, patients have been able to make a "lifestyle change" to keep their weight off. They learn to eat more frequently and to eat smaller portions. They also learn about other aspects of their personal wellness, a healthy body is not about just being skinny.

    The program consists of five meals a day with one additional "lean & green" meal that can be eaten at any time during the day (think of it as a snack). The replacement meals are high in protein which helps to keep the client from getting hungry. Generally, hunger is felt in the first 1-3 days, but most of our clients find that after that three day window, they've adjusted to the smaller meals and feel quite satisfied!

    Most of our clients drop 2-5 lbs. a week very easily.

    After the client loses their desired weight they go on a maintenance program where they begin adding regular food. Many of them continue to use the high- protein Medifast bars or meals long after their initial weight loss because they are easy to prepare or carry with them and very satisfying. It's nice to be able to substitute a bar for a meal when the scale starts to creep up a bit.

    We've had so many success stories that we want to share some of their testimonials:

    “I’ve done them all (diet & weight loss programs)…..Take Shape For Life was easy for me with fast results. When my doctor told me my cholesterol was 287 and wanted me on medication, I knew I had to lose weight and get my health back. Three months, and 42 lbs. lighter, my cholesterol is now 180 and no meds!
    I had forgotten what fun you can have in a dressing room! I feel great!”
    -Karen W.
    “Medifast really works! I lost 30 pounds and 17 and a half inches in just under 3 months! Donna Berg was very supportive and there for me when I really needed her. I highly recommend the program for anyone who wants to see weight loss results in a few months and wants to learn to eat healthy again.” – Jan, Boise


    “I started Take Shape For Life in March of 2010 and Lost 30 pounds in three months and have kept it off for almost a year. The program was super easy and the support from Susie and the staff at Silk Touch Med Spa was amazing. The program made eating simple and stress free. I was most impressed with this weight loss method over others because it seemed to make sense as a lifestyle change and not just a quick diet fix. I have to say the best part is how much better I feel overall- my knees are especially thankful!” — Dorothy Hope 


    For more information on the Take Shape For Life Program click here.

    To talk with our staff about how we can help you here at Silk Touch with your weight loss transformation, please call us or schedule a FREE CONSULTATION by clicking below.

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    Topics: smartlipo, Weight Loss

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